“Could it be true that the government wanted to borrow US$5 million to study poverty?” I wanted to know.
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Give the slum a try
Alhaji Abdullahi Walatakiki has a presence. Tall, urbane, elegant and dressed in an English upper-class suit, he cut the image of a top banker or a diplomat at the highest echelon of his profession. Alhaji is the Assistant Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Finance. I ran into him at a newspaper’s office recently where he was busy defending his government’s policies. At the end I managed to swindle a few minutes of Alhaji’s expensive time.